Jan 12, 2015

Behind the Scenes in FunTown...

Hello...When putting together my storybook there were sacrifices to make. When I was making the buildings...I put second stories on most of them....consequently, to shoot the whole backdrop my characters were too small. So...with this blog I will share with you the story behind the story...so to speak. This is the FunTown Welcome House. As a child my family took a road trip to Florida...A fond memory was crossing the border into Florida they had a welcome station and generously gave you a glass of fresh Florida orange juice...At our welcome house you get a whistle...I just love party favors...don't you?

May I introduce you to Lu-Lu Ella and this is her kitchen at Silly Billy's Fun Eats Cafe where she bakes her famous "French Vanilla Cupcakes with Red Jimmies on Top." In the book you can't see the details. I made her a cherry rug. My husband Tim made the cabinets and shelving and the stove is an old toy stove. I had so much much fun...it was like building many dollhouses.

Here is the FunTown Bank & Trust. My goal was to give it a stately appearance.

This is the Bloomer's home on Garden Avenue. Note that their home is green. The sun shines brightly on this family...note the little blue flower...His name is Bud...and he is "Potty Training"

This is GoodNight Irene in her Bed & Breakfast kitchen where she prepares her legendary pancakes. Once again Tim made the cabinets and the window. I had fun making the syrup box,the flour bag and pancakes. Details are very important.

I had such fun making Miss Cherry-onTop's ice cream shop. I would love to live above the shop. Imagine going downstairs every day and choosing new and tasty treats...

This is a bird's eye view of Whistling Dixie's Toy Shop...Now this was such fun. The little sand bucket is an inch tall.

The FunTown Airport was based on the American Airline's Hangars at LaGuardia. I love the weathervane...after all FunTown is famous for those cupcakes. Buffalo has chicken wings, Chicago has hot dogs and FunTown has cupcakes.

This is Good Time Charley's Party Goods store. I grew up in LaGrange, Illinois and we had Murray's Party Goods store. With all of the festivities in town...I had to include this specialty store.

FunTown also has industry...the Goody-Goody Gumdrop's Candy Company. Little Lucy Gumdrop, the great-great granddaughter of the late Morris Gumdrop is the president. She employs many of the Funnies...this is a good job because you can sample all of the candies every day.

Off I go to my sewing room as Valentine's Day is coming up and I am making some fun toys...

Always remember to Have Silly Fun...Jody


  1. I loved reading this post and I adore all the pictures. You are so creative. Have a great week! Xoxo

  2. Love the book! Thanks so much for a behind the scenes look. Do I spy old film containers for Lu-Lu Ella's kitchen canisters? So clever and adorable. I always love dropping in for a visit to Funtown. Have a wonderful day! Holly

  3. oh my gosh ! There isn't anything about this I don't love but Bud who is "potty training" LOLLLLL love love ! Wish I could visit the show in FL I will see you one day :)


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...